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Apple TV's 4K video comes with a big catch
January 19 2018, 01:44 | Guillermo Bowen
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The Apple TV 4K fits right into your Apple ecosystem. Apple is selling 4K content on iTunes at the same price as HD content, so it's also possible that the company made deals with movie studios that included a restriction on 4K downloads.
But, because it's Apple, this 4K version has its own particular flair. As the name suggests, Apple TV 4K shows videos in 4K resolution.
The magazine and digital news service rated the Apple TV 4K 4 out of 5 based on its "gorgeous high-fidelity video". Apple also announced last week that it will upgrade customers' previous purchases to 4K free of charge. On sale today, the $179 media streaming puck supports 4K Ultra HD resolution for movies and TV shows. As this Apple TV 4Ksupport document (discovered by MacRumors) explains, you will not be able to download 4K content directly to your device for offline viewing.
"Outside of gaming consoles, custom-built home theater PCs, and the extremely niche Nvidia Shield, the Apple TV 4K is the most powerful mainstream box you can stick under your TV", he wrote.
The new box has a new chip at its heart, which improves performance overall.
There is an ever increasing collection of 4K content on iTunes that you have access to.
The Apple TV's remote has been a source of debate, with some people saying its Siri integration and few buttons is fantastic, and others saying it's seriously flawed.
Apple has also put quite a bit of work into its integration with other devices. In his review, Engadget's Devindra Hardawar called the Apple TV 4K the set-top box "we've been waiting for", but acknowledged that the device's remote might do little to settle the debate. But if you're planning to upgrade your television in the future, you could spend your money now to know you'll have something to watch on your future new set.